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Posted on December 17, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
5 Causes of Poor Blood Circulation

Blood circulates throughout the body to provide essential oxygen and nutrients to different organs and tissues. If this system is interrupted in any way, patients may experience increased pain, numbness in the limbs, the death of tissues (necrosis), or nerve damage. Although poor blood circulation isn’t a condition, it is undoubtedly the result of serious health issues or disorders. The vein experts at Palm Vein Center in the West Valley explain five possible causes of poor blood circulation.

Smoking and Alcohol Abuse

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Posted on November 10, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
Does Weather or Altitude Affect Varicose Veins?

Unlike certain health conditions that seem to improve in warmer weather (i.e. arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.), varicose veins tend to worsen in hotter temperatures. During the summer months, you may experience some of these worsening symptoms. Patients often report their legs feeling heavier or fuller than normal when it’s hot outside. This feeling is usually attributed to sweat and a loss of salt from your body. When you sweat, your body loses salt, which disrupts the body’s fluid balance. This causes your veins to retain fluid and swell. As a result, most patients will experience swelling...

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Posted on September 17, 2020 by Palm Vein Center
Do Varicose Veins Hurt To Touch?

Do Varicose Veins Hurt?

It’s normal to experience some pain, discomfort or tenderness when your varicose veins are touched because the veins, in some cases, are broken. Think about it. Varicose veins are veins that no longer function properly (broken) and because of this, they may cause surrounding tissues to react by becoming inflamed, swollen and sore. This is why varicose veins may hurt to touch. Additionally, varicose veins can cause the legs to feel achy or heavy.

What To Do About Varicose Veins That Hurt To Touch

Although some...

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